New Jersey Irish Festivals and Events

Popular 2017 Irish festivals, Celebrations & Events

With a large Irish-American population, New Jersey is home to some of the nations largest Gaelic parades, festivals, events.

From Jersey City to the Jersey Shore, the summer features many Celtic festivals, Irish dances, bands, food, Celtic crafts, and of course some beer!

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.

August 2017 South Jersey Irish Festivals and Events

Laurita Irish Festival
Laurita Irish Festival
Saturday August 5, 2017; 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday August 6, 2017; 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
85 Archertown Road
New Egypt, New Jersey
609-752 -0200
This weekend event features fun filled, toe-tapping Irish music, Irish artesian displays and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Attendees will get to enjoy traditional Irish fare such as an Irish Burger, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beef stew, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring bring lawn chairs, blankets & pop up tents.

September 2017 South Jersey Irish Festivals and Events

Ocean County Irish Festival
Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Irish Festival
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Manahawkin Lake Park
260 E Bay Ave
Manahawkin, NJ
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Formerly the Ship Bottom Irish Festival, this annual event has now moved to Manahawkin. This family event features many of the former festivals highlights with Irish music, crafts, and food --- with plans underway to add more attractions to this years festival.

35th Annual Feis
35th Annual Feis
Sunday. September 10th, 2017; 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
This event features a step dancing competition, music, art, Irish language, massed bands, food, Irish vendors, and a beer garden. All of the competitions and entertainment will be indoor. The bagpipe exhibition and the food vendors will be outdoor

Irish Festival at the Jersey Shore
Iish Festival At The Jersey Shore
September 16, 2017, 10:30am to 6:30pm, Rain or Shine
Sea Girt National Guard Armory
6th Ave & Sea Girt Ave
Sea Girt, NJ
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Set along the dunes in Sea Girt, NJ the Irish Festival at the Jersey Shore features some of the region's best Irish Bands, Step Dancers, Irish cultural exhibits, traditional food, a beer garden and fine Irish products. Bring the family for this exciting day of fun in the sun at the Jersey Shore. There will be two stages of music all day in addition to ceili and traditional music in the Heritage areas.

Irish Fall Festival
Irish Fall Festival
September 21 - 24, 2017
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
One of the largest Irish festivals in the country is held at the Jersey shore -- every September, Wildwood holds the annual Irish Fall Festival!. The yearly celebration of Irish heritage is expected to draw as many as a quarter of a million people to the resort of the Wildwoods for the festival.
The Four-day event celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, food, crafts, a piper competition, and a parade on Sunday. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Daily. Free Other festival activities include a golf tournament, amateur boxing matches, Irish dance lessons, Ceili, 5k Run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, Irish music concert, Catholic Mass and concludes with a parade on Surf Ave. from 26th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood

Sea Isle City Irish Weekend
Sea Isle City Irish Festival Weekend
Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24, 2017
LaCosta Lounge
4000 Landis Ave.
Sea Isle City, NJ
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This annual Celtic celebration features live Irish music and dancing, an Irish vendor market, tasty food and lots of festival-goers "Wearin' the Green."

October 2017 South Jersey Irish Festivals and Events

Hamilton Irish Festival
Hamilton Irish Music Festival
Saturday, October 7th, 12:00 Noon - 7:00 P.M; & Sunday, October 8th, 2017, 1:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.
2419 Kuser Road
Hamilton Square, NJ
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This event features live music (Irish bands, dancers & bag pipers), food trucks, a beer garden, and children's activities

Smithville Irish Festival
Smithville Irish Festival
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10am to 6 pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11am to 6 pm
Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Galloway, NJ
Featuring entertainment, Irish crafters, Irish food vendors, and a kiddie area with face painting, sand art, pony rides and more. Bring a chair, sit and joy the music and great food. Mass at 10:30 am, seating is limited.


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